NWS Shreveport: EF-0 tornado hit Jasper County, destroyed barn

Erika Holt
January 23, 2018

A preliminary report from the National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado touched down in Covington County on Monday morning as a strong line of storms moved through the Pine Belt.

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"We have a damage survey team on the way now", meteorologist Thomas Winesett said.

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The National Weather Service also put out a tornado warning for Jasper and Clarke counties, but no damage was reported there. "By early this afternoon, all the storms will be out of the area".

OzarksFirst reports the tornado's path was 1 mile long and about 75 yards wide.

An EF-1 carries winds between 86 and 110 miles per hour. The survey team found damage to five outbuildings, an irrigation system, two ski boats, a auto port and a number of trees along County Road 2155.

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